In April 2013′s MBR (in the shops March 6), we’ve tracked down the new generation of pioneers who are changing our sport for the better. From entrepreneurs to engineers, event organisers to world-class young riders, these are the people who are shaping a bright future for mountain biking.

One star of the piece is trail builder Nikki Whiles, part of Rowan Sorrell’s Back-On-Track crew. Nikki’s currently hard at work on the BikePark Wales project, but here’s his work at Afan put through its paces by Rowan himself.

Afan Bike Park – Awesome New Mountain Bike trail from Cognation on Vimeo.

For more on the new stars of mtb, check out April’s issue of MBR!